The Desert is a place where the living conditions are combative for animals as well as plants and no vegetation could be found in the area. The 1/3rd of the world is covered by long desert that are hot deserts as well as cold deserts. The desert is a place where the land is not suitable for living and also insufficient vegetation cover for human stand by. This also includes the polar region in North and South that are considered as the Cold Desert. The deserts are formed due to change in weather condition with large margins in day and night.
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|List of Deserts in Asia||List of Deserts in Soth America|
|List of Deserts in Australia||List of Deserts in Polar Regions|
|List of Deserts in Europe||List of Deserts in Oceania|
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|List of Deserts By Area|
Desert are classified into four types Coastal, semiarid, Hot and Cold. The world’s top list of deserts are classified as follows,
Climate in hot desert vary rapidly with respect to day and night. The weather condition on hot desert stands from 40 degrees celsius to 65 degrees celsius on an average compared to the world. The temperature in Cold deserts stand at a lowest of -70 degrees in winter to that of 4 degrees in summer.
Deserts have very less plants survival and growth due to the condition and the dramatic changes to the temperature during day as well as night. In hot deserts the temperature reach upto 50 degrees and considering to that of night may drop to 4 degrees as the sand chills out very quickly.
The plants face severe condition due to which they reduce their habitation to grow small. The plants that leave in the desert are The Giant Saguaro Cacti, The Camel Thron Tree, Salt bush and mesquite tree. The Giant Saguaro cacti has a lifespan of 200 years which grow very slowly when compared to other plants and can store a total of 8 tons water during heavy rain in desert for years. The salt bush in Australia has small leaves and stems due to the weather condition in the place. Plants dehydrate less water for a longer life by shortening their growth.
The moving species in desert are very rare and most of them are seen under cover beneath the sand for depth of one feet to avoid excess temperature outside. The animals that are seen in hot deserts are Spiders, Scorpion, Kangaroo rats, Jerboas, Phrynosoma, Moloch Lizards, desert lark, sandgrouse and Cursorius cursor. Some of the mammals such as "the ship of desert" Camel, Antelope, Gazelle and Orxy. Some of the animals that leave in Cold desert are the Polar Bear, Arctic Fox, the emperor penguin and arctic weasel.
People are leaving in deserts from millennia. The human tribes who are habituated to the desert or the hot climate feed themselves on Milk, Blood and meat from the mammals. The tribes who lived in desert and prolonging their life in deserts such are Bushmen in Kalahari , North American Indians and Aborigines, who are originally the hunter gatherers. These tribes mostly depend on cattle, sheep, goats, camels, llamas and yaks. They travel to all places around, track animals and search for water around.
The present stands state that the Desert areas have been stretching themselves up due to the change in climatic conditions that are now. According to the new stats the expansion of Sahara desert is been 30 miles every year towards the south.
|1||Antarctica Desert||Cold Winter||14,000,000||5,600,000||Antarctica|
|2||Sahara Desert||Subtropical||9,000,000+||3,300,000+||North Africa (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Sahara)|
|3||Arabian Desert||Subtropical||2,330,000||900,000||Western Asia (Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen)|
|4||Gobi Desert||Cold Winter||1,000,000||500,000||East Asia (China and Mongolia)|
|5||Kalahari Desert||Subtropical||900,000||360,000||Southern Africa (Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa)|
|6||Patagonian Desert||Cold Winter||620,000||200,000||South America (Argentina and Chile)|
|7||Great Victoria Desert||Subtropical||647,000||220,000||Australia|
|8||Syrian Desert||Subtropical||520,000||200,000||Western Asia (Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Turkey)|
|9||Great Basin Desert||Cold Winter||492,000||190,000||United States|
|10||Chihuahuan Desert||Subtropical||450,000||175,000||North America (Mexico and United States)|
|11||Great Sandy Desert||Subtropical||400,000||150,000||Australia|
|12||Karakum Desert||Cold Winter||350,000||135,000||Turkmenistan|
|13||Colorado Plateau||Cold Winter||337,000||130,000||United States|
|14||Sonoran Desert||Subtropical||310,000||120,000||North America (Mexico and United States)|
|15||Kyzyl Kum||Cold Winter||300,000||115,000||Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan)|
|16||Taklamakan Desert||Cold Winter||270,000||105,000||China|
|17||Thar Desert||Subtropical||200,000||77,000||South Asia (India and Pakistan)|
|20||Atacama Desert||Cool Coastal||140,000||54,000||South America (Chile and Peru)|
|21||Mojave Desert||Subtropical||124,000||48,000||United States|
|22||Namib Desert||Cool Coastal||81,000||31,000||Southern Africa (Angola and Namibia)|